Sarah Garibov, Inaugural Hartman Fellow
Sarah received her PhD from the University of Michigan in June. Her dissertation uses mourning and burial practices to examine the engagement of Soviet Jews with Jewish religious traditions, Soviet norms, and Russian cultural influences. Sarah will continue to gather data related to her dissertation topic, as well as begin a new project to trace the fates of Soviet Jewish orphans after WWII. Sarah will also help the Archive launch a testimony critical edition series, and participate in outreach and instruction efforts.
Gabor Toth, FVAHT/DHLab Associate
Gabor graduated from the University of Oxford with a PhD in history. At the moment, Gabor is the Gerda Henkel Fellow of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. His main field of research is computer assisted analysis of historical texts. At Yale, in addition to writing a monograph on the experience of persecution, he will build a digital tool to explore transcripts of survivor testimonies.
Glenn Dynner, Senior Research Scholar
Glenn is a Professor of Religion at Sarah Lawrence College, and a scholar of East European Jewry. His focus is on the social history of Hasidism and Polish-Jewish relations. His most recent work is Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. Glenn will pursue a research project using testimonies of survivors that identified with Hasidic or non-Hasidic Orthodoxy. He will also contribute to the Archive’s new critical edition series.